Weight Loss (Obesity) Surgery

This article was medically reviewed by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Türkoğlu

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Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve procedure involves surgically removing about 80% of the stomach, leaving a tube-shaped stomach about the size of a banana. This reduction in stomach size means you’ll feel full sooner and eat less, leading to weight loss. The procedure also impacts hunger-regulating hormones, which can reduce appetite.

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Gastric Bypass

The Gastric Bypass is a more complex procedure that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and a segment of the intestine. This not only reduces the amount of food that can be eaten and absorbed but also leads to hormonal changes that aid in weight loss.

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Type 2 Diabetes

The Type 2 diabetes, which occurs due to excess weight, causes patients to use insulin constantly. In type 2 diabetes surgery, which is included in the field of metabolic surgery, is aimed to control both diabetes and obesity at the same time.With this surgery, diabetes is eliminated. Laparoscopic type 2 diabetes surgery makes the ineffective insulin in the body usable.

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Gastric Balloon

The Gastric Balloon involves placing a soft, saline-filled balloon in the stomach through an endoscopic procedure. The balloon partially fills the stomach space, promoting a feeling of fullness with less food. It’s a temporary procedure, typically kept in place for six months, and is often used to help lose weight before a more permanent surgical solution.

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Prof. Dr. Ahmet Türkoğlu

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FaQ – Obesity Surgery

Why Do People Get Weight Loss Surgery In Turkey?

Reyap Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, stands out as a leading center for obesity surgery due to several key factors:

  1. Expert Medical Team: Our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in advanced bariatric procedures, ensuring safe and effective treatment.
  2. State-of-the-Art Facilities: We offer cutting-edge medical technology and comfortable facilities to enhance patient care and recovery.
  3. Personalized Care: Each patient receives a tailored treatment plan, ensuring that individual health needs and goals are met.
  4. Comprehensive Support: From pre-surgery consultations to post-operative care and nutritional guidance, our team provides continuous support.
  5. Proven Track Record: Our success rates in obesity surgery are a testament to our commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction.

Is It Cheaper To Get Weight Loss Surgery In Turkey?

Yes, it is generally cheaper to get weight loss surgery in Turkey compared to many other countries, particularly those in Western Europe and North America. This cost difference has several contributing factors:

  1. Lower Operating Costs: The overall cost of living and operating a medical facility in Turkey is lower than in many Western countries. This allows hospitals to offer surgeries at more affordable prices.
  2. Competitive Pricing: Turkish medical facilities often offer competitive pricing to attract international patients, making the cost of procedures like weight loss surgery more budget-friendly.
  3. Inclusive Packages: Many hospitals and clinics in Turkey offer comprehensive packages for weight loss surgery. These packages can include the surgery itself, pre- and post-operative care, hospital stay, and sometimes even accommodation and transport for international patients, providing significant savings.
  4. High Quality at Lower Costs: Despite the lower prices, the quality of healthcare, including advanced medical technology and highly qualified surgeons, is comparable to that in more expensive countries.

Weight loss varies based on the type of surgery, your starting weight, and adherence to lifestyle changes. On average, patients lose 50-70% of their excess body weight within two years post-surgery.

Post-surgery, you’ll need to follow a specific diet starting with liquids and gradually moving to solid foods. Long-term changes include eating smaller portions, focusing on high-protein foods, avoiding high-sugar and high-fat foods, and taking recommended supplements.

Recovery varies by surgery type. Most patients stay in the hospital for a few days and may need several weeks to return to normal activities. Pain, fatigue, and dietary adjustments are common during the initial recovery phase.

Some surgeries, like the adjustable gastric band, are reversible. Others, like the gastric sleeve, are not. Gastric bypass can sometimes be revised, but it’s complex and not commonly done.

Long-term success depends on your commitment to lifestyle changes. Most patients maintain significant weight loss and health improvements years after the surgery, provided they adhere to dietary guidelines and regular exercise.

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